Friday, May 1, 2009

Slavery-Alive and Well

You've heard the term "Human Trafficking"? Ever stopped to think about what it is or what it means for the humans involved. Pure and simple Human Trafficking is just the modern way of saying SLAVERY. It is a practice that is alive and well, it didn't die out, and it wasn't abolished by the Emancipation Proclamation. Abe Lincoln was a great man and my favorite president since my childhood (what kid couldn't resist the stories of that log cabin?), but Abe Lincoln did not abolish slavery. He did set the ball rolling for all African Americans in the United States being freed from bondage, but slavery is still alive and doing VERY well today.

Where are the Sojourner Truths, the Frederick Douglasses,the Harriet Tubman's, and the Harriet Beecher Stowes? Why don't we hear about this every day on the news? Why aren't the people who are perpetuating these crimes against their fellow man being brought to justice? My husband was sharing some statistics with some ladies a couple weeks ago and they didn't believe that what he was saying could possibly be true. How can this be happening and people not know about it?!

One of the worst forms of Slavery today, in my opinion, is the Sex Trade. They are all horrible, but just think for a minute about little girls and boys, some as young as (or younger than) 6 or 8 years old being used as PROSTITUTES. This is despicable and it burns me up! I want to go out and find these predators and show them my vision of justice for them! This is what I propose: we set abolitionists up with cameras outside the places where they go to find these kids. They take pictures of them which we paste on HUGE billboards in their hometowns to show just what kind of monster they really are! But, then I think "how could I sit out there and not go in and forcefully free every person held against their will in that place". There has to be an answer to this problem, but we can't just sit around waiting for the answer to do something about this. People need us RIGHT NOW!

This video gives statistics and shows actual faces of children that are at risk. There are also some clips of actual "customers" or as I like to call them MONSTERS! I know Jesus loves all of us but I have a hard time loving someone who would do something like this to anyone, especially a child. If you are a child abuser/molester you better pray you don't cross my path because I haven't reached the point yet that I could turn the other cheek for you.

Sex issues are a big problem in our world today. If watching this doesn't make you aware of that then watch it again! The men who sit in the pornographic movie house admit to gang rape and child rape which they learned from watching those movies. Everything is sexualized today and no one seems to think it's a problem. We need to wake up, it is a BIG problem. It is not ok for men to use women for sex, it is not ok for them to use children. And it's not ok for women to use men or children either. This has got to stop.

You think of brothels and you think of the westerns with the young ladies laughing and hanging out of the windows? Um, no! Maybe that's how we want to imagine it, but today's brothel's are filed with young women who were sold there by their own families. Or children who are being used by Westerners who have come there as "sex tourists". What kind of life is that to live? Certainly not the glamourized one you might see in the movies. NO ONE wants to be a prostitute. No matter if they "chose" that lifestyle or it was chosen for them.

Please, friends, please wake up to the reality of slavery today in our world. It's still here. It is still ALIVE and doing VERY WELL. That should not be ok with us!

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